200 lawyers express support for Şenyaşar family demanding justice in political murder case

Two hundred lawyers have expressed support for Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar, who have been protesting in front of the Şanlıurfa Courthouse...

Turkey uses facial recognition to spy on millions: report

The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has added a facial recognition system to its law enforcement arsenal that helps it investigate millions of...

Photographs reveal former officer handcuffed to hospital bed while intubated for COVID-19

Recently emerged photographs have revealed that a former decorated police officer who died last year of COVID-19 was handcuffed to a hospital bed while...

UN Working Group to address ‘disappearance’ of Selahaddin Gülen

The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances will address the disappearance and forcible return to Turkey of Selahaddin Gülen, a teacher who...

Turkish prosecutor extends sentence of a political prisoner, eliminating his chance for parole

A Turkish prosecutor has unilaterally extended the prison sentence of political prisoner Resul Baltacı without the benefit of a court proceeding, eliminating his chances...

Man suffering from Huntington’s disease imprisoned for a social media post

Bekir Güven, who suffers from the neurodegenerative Huntington's Disease, was sent to prison yesterday after an appeals court upheld a 22-month prison sentence for...

Şenyaşar family demanding justice in political murder case calls on lawyers for support

Emine Şenyaşar and her son Ferit Şenyaşar, who have been protesting in front of the Şanlıurfa Courthouse in southeastern Turkey to seek justice for...

Father of Çorlu train accident victims dies of heart attack

Erdinç Dikmen, the father of two girls who died in a high-speed train accident in Turkey in 2018, on Friday died of a heart...

Mother of three suffering from thyroid cancer arrested for Gülen links

Gülden Aşık, a mother of three who suffers from thyroid cancer, was arrested on Wednesday after being sentenced to six years, three months in...

Turkey orders detention of 196 people over alleged Gülen links in a week

Turkish authorities have over the past week ordered the detention of 196 people including lawyers, former civil servants, active duty and dismissed military and...

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